Category - Sightseeing

Discovering interesting and unique places across Japan

Erinji Temple

The Erinji Temple Pays Homage to a Pre-eminent Daimyo Nestled in the mountain foothills surrounding Koshu City, a wine and grape growing area, finds the Erinji Temple...

Sesshoseki Murder Stone

Legend of the Sesshoseki Murder Stone Our second day in Nasushiobara was spent around the Nasu Onsen hot spring resort situated under the looming Mount Nasudake. Apart...

Hossawa Falls

Tokyo’s Famed Hossawa Falls One thing that never fails to amaze me about living in Tokyo is unearthing its hidden natural treasures. Many readers this would be...

Sado Island

Tumultuous Beginnings and an Indeterminate Future Sado Island – a population that continues to decline. Back in the halcyon days of 1950 its inhabitants peaked at...

Nagatoro Town

The Tatami Walls of Nagataro June is a great month for getting out and exploring some unfrequented spots within easy reach of Tokyo before the pervasive summer heat sets...

Tama Lake

Pedalling Around Tama Lake While artificial lakes are prevalent throughout Japan ones that contain cycling paths encompassing their length and breadth are not. Enter...

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